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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 3, 2008 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

Oh, Oz never did give nothin to the Tin Man, that he didn't, didn't already have...


...oh crap! Wrong thread AND wrong band.

Quick bonus points to the first Dead head to chime in w/the name of the band that sang that cheeseball (but somehow super-catchy) 1970's nugget.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 3, 2008 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

Weren't they the dudes with alligator lizards in their hair or something like it - Ventura Highway I think???

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 3, 2008 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

Yep.

also "Horse with no Name".

Which, btw , contains one of my favorite ridiculous lyrics of all-time: "The heat was hot..."

was it REALLY? I'll bet the water was wet, too.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 3, 2008 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

How about "alligator lizards in the air"?

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Poster: yesss! Date: Dec 3, 2008 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

"in the aiiir"

ahh, poetry... america mastered it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 3, 2008 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

I actually had a huge argument over that line in the mid 70s with a couple of friends...I maintained that in and of itself, the line was so absurd as to instantly classify them as lame, while they suggested Hunter wrote similar lines (I strongly begged to differ, and still do...).

Nonetheless, I have never forgotten that line...though I might not be so hard on the friends today...

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Dec 3, 2008 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

AMERICA